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is the sentiment like? are people aware what is going on in washington, dc? are they upbeat? downbeat? unaffected? disaffected? what is the sense? >>reporter: it is an interesting year and the new year's eve ball takes on a different level of importance this year. we are right near times square, the crossroads of the world, right, where main street meets washington, dc, meets wall street street and it comes together and you can get a great feel of how real people, the average american, the average global citizen, reacts to things that are if many ways not only confusing and difficult to understand but uncertain so we caught up with them today. take a listen of everything they had to say how it is personal if some and how it will affect their paychecks and spending in the new year. >> it is everyone to blame. the congress needs to get their act together. that is my we opinion. >> we need spending cuts. >> spending cuts. >> that is not happening. >> everyone makes promises on both sides and no one has fulfilled the promises. >> it will affect everything including quality of life. >> both a mess. >>
back to washington, d.c.? maybe for a vote. are they going to be able to? >> that's a big question and it's unknown. this is a big storm and it hasn't even had the full impact in d.c. and new york. and it's going to get a lot worse before it gets better. like you said, there's winds that are looking like 40, 50 miles an hour hitting new york soon and they're seeing tremendous delays. the good news is this isn't the kind of storm that leaves multiple feet of snow and blankets runways and ice. we don't see days and days of cancelingations like past winter storms. some of the delays that they're experiencing in the northeast are just a cascading delay from indianapolis, chicago, dallas. the brunt of the storm hasn't hit the northeast yet. >> chicago, newark, houston, but the effects are -- can be across the whole united states, right? >> that's right. it's going to hit around the evening rush in new york and then continue on for the evening. so there's already been 2400 flights that have arrived over 15 minutes late. over 1,045 minutes late. that's cascading more delays through the da
, well, maybe that doesn't sound so bad. if you on the "washington post" page ten you sigh social media sites, all abuzz if there is a reason to monetize social media, it is that the world is not ending tomorrow, and all kinds of nightclubs are hosting all sorts of end of the world themed parties tonight and tomorrow and you can see this flurry of advertising, a flurry of spending, and retailers love to have an event to real us in by valentine's day. we are used to it. it is a great idea for the advertisers to pin their hopes on something that could be as devastating as the end of the world. there could seriously be backlash to taking advantage of our fores. >>neil: but that hasn't hurt the guys that build the bunkers or folks that provide food that will last a couple of decades and twinkies could be a rage. >> they have moved from the fringe from obscurity, everyone has been -- there is a joe on tv that tracks their move and everything they store up, items if four years, antibiotics, and food this cans and water, but seriously, the blast couple of weeks, there have been so many things
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